Class Advisor Antoinette Lewis


TROY, N.Y. - Antoinette M. Lewis, of Pawling Avenue, died suddenly Monday February 8th, 1999 at St. Mary's Hospital after being stricken at her residence. Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Anthony Lewis and Helen Stopiello Lewis Berben, and the step-daughter of the late Anthony Berben. She was a graduate of the College of Saint Rose and received a master's degree from SUNY Albany. She did post-graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh and Rider College in New Jersey. Miss Lewis had been employed as a business education teacher at Troy High School for 35 years, retiring in 1979. While teaching, she was instrumental in the development of the business curriculum, served as junior- and senior-class adviser for many years, initiated the Blood Mobile Program and guided many student-teachers from SUNY and Russell Sage College. In 1981, the high school year book, "Dardanian," was dedicated to her. Earlier, she was employed at Cohoes High School where she developed the Distributive Education Course, and, over the years, she had compiled many state Regents exams. She was a member of the Troy Teacher's Association, University Club, N.Y. State Teacher's Association and the N.Y. State Retired Teacher's Association. She was a communicant of St. Francis de Sales Church in Troy. Survivors include several cousins.